ExpressiveClayArt

Expressive Clay Art

Dallas, Texas · 96 Sales

ExpressiveClayArt

Expressive Clay Art

Dallas, Texas 96 Sales On Etsy since 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars
(54)

Announcement   I am not accepting more custom orders until May 2017! Thanks for your patience.

http://expressiveclayart.com/2015/01/08/who-says-youre-not-creative/
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Ceramic pieces that will both beautify your home and make you smile. Ready to hang one of a kind wall art, masks, faces, Hamsas, serving pieces, and more! Feel free to request a custom item or contact me with questions at Lesliefarin [!at] gmail.com. Don't forget to "like" me on facebook (Expressive Clay Art - Leslie Farin)!

Unique gifts for all occasions!!

Some background - Each ceramic piece takes approximately 3 weeks to make. The process starts when I begin to manipulate the clay to create my vision. After I form the initial shape, I leave it for a day or two so the clay will set up and therefore be easier to work with, then continue to add to and shape the piece for the next few days. Once I am satisfied the piece is aesthetically pleasing and functional (if it is a serving piece), I place it on a shelf to thoroughly dry before the first firing. If not sufficiently dried, pottery can and often does explode in the kiln. This firing usually lasts 4-6 hours, with the kiln heating up to approximately 1800 degrees. After the firing, I glaze each piece (called bisqueware at this stage) with lead-free glazes. For me, glazing is the hardest part of the process because it allows for the least control. The color of the liquid glaze is very different than the color it will be after the second firing, which usually lasts about 8 hours with the temperature building up to approximately 2200 degrees. This process ultimately results in ceramics that are quite sturdy, and dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe - if they are lucky enough to make it through the process without cracking, warping, or glaze issues. Only about half the pieces in each kiln load make it to the end.

Check back often, new items added as they come out of the kiln!

Made in the U.S.A.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 27, 2017

I am not accepting more custom orders until May 2017! Thanks for your patience.

http://expressiveclayart.com/2015/01/08/who-says-youre-not-creative/
CHECK OUT MY BLOG!

Ceramic pieces that will both beautify your home and make you smile. Ready to hang one of a kind wall art, masks, faces, Hamsas, serving pieces, and more! Feel free to request a custom item or contact me with questions at Lesliefarin [!at] gmail.com. Don't forget to "like" me on facebook (Expressive Clay Art - Leslie Farin)!

Unique gifts for all occasions!!

Some background - Each ceramic piece takes approximately 3 weeks to make. The process starts when I begin to manipulate the clay to create my vision. After I form the initial shape, I leave it for a day or two so the clay will set up and therefore be easier to work with, then continue to add to and shape the piece for the next few days. Once I am satisfied the piece is aesthetically pleasing and functional (if it is a serving piece), I place it on a shelf to thoroughly dry before the first firing. If not sufficiently dried, pottery can and often does explode in the kiln. This firing usually lasts 4-6 hours, with the kiln heating up to approximately 1800 degrees. After the firing, I glaze each piece (called bisqueware at this stage) with lead-free glazes. For me, glazing is the hardest part of the process because it allows for the least control. The color of the liquid glaze is very different than the color it will be after the second firing, which usually lasts about 8 hours with the temperature building up to approximately 2200 degrees. This process ultimately results in ceramics that are quite sturdy, and dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe - if they are lucky enough to make it through the process without cracking, warping, or glaze issues. Only about half the pieces in each kiln load make it to the end.

Check back often, new items added as they come out of the kiln!

Made in the U.S.A.

Leslie Farin

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Leslie Farin

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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(54)
losdelmars

losdelmars on Apr 13, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

I ordered this as a gift for a friend's retirement. I liked the color mix and the uniqueness of the design. I was bit concerned about the back of the plate looking good enough to be a gift. While I may have preferred a little more attention given to the back, it really was fine. My friend loves the plate and has it displayed on her sideboard, right where I envisioned it. Shipping was prompt, and the item was very well protected for its cross country trip.

Annie Kellas

Annie Kellas on Feb 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Enjoy everything made by Leslie. I was going to give it as a gift, but kept it for myself when I saw the craftmanship that went into making this.

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 9, 2014
Thank you for shopping at Expressive Clay Art! Each piece is carefully created with a great deal of time, effort, and imagination, and takes approximately 3 weeks from start to finish. I hope you love and enjoy your purchase as much as I enjoyed making it!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Packages are well packed to arrive safely and in one piece, but a refund including shipping cost will be given if the item arrives damaged.

If for some reason you are unhappy with the piece, please let us know. We aim to please.
Payment
Payment due with order. Tax applied to items shipped in Texas only (8.25%)
Shipping
Packages will be shipped only in the U.S. 3-5 days after order is received. ( paypal payments will be shipped as soon as payment is posted, which sometimes takes a few days)